Governor Simon Lalong has clarified the position of northern governors on the dismantling of the controversial police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Lalong, who is the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum on Wednesday, November 18, said he was not against scrapping SARS contrary to some misconceptions in some quarters.
“The Northern Governors Forum is not against the disbandment of SARS as misconstrued in some quarters. We rather caution against the blanket condemnation of the police that can erode the confidence and zeal of the hardworking and honest ones in performing their duties of protecting lives and properties.”
Reiterating the region’s commitment to address the many challenges facing the region, Lalong said the forum will work with the federal government and security agencies to address issues of banditry, terrorism, kidnapping and kidnapping. other criminal activities.
He also added;
“We must tackle the current challenges of insecurity in the region which is dominated by insurgency, kidnapping, banditry, rape, child abuse and trafficking and other conflicts.
“We shall continue to work with the Federal Government and security agencies to tackle crime and criminality. That is why we have supported a comprehensive reform of police architecture in the country.”